Have a look below at some organisations who run programmes to promote STEM engagement to secondary school students. These companies provide services like career talks, workshops, competitions and lots more!
AbbVie is a global research-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and delivering a stream of innovative medicines. Their goal is to help patients to live healthier lives and the company was recently recognised as the No.1 Best Place to Work in Ireland.
AbbVie has more than 700 employees spread across five sites in Ireland. Alongside, three manufacturing facilities in Sligo and Cork, two offices in Dublin serve the needs of our commercial and operations activities.
80% of agri-food companies are in rural Ireland; thus, the bioeconomy will be a key driver to stimulate rural and agricultural redevelopment. BEACON addresses multiple scientific, technological and social challenges to convert this vision into reality.
Code First: Girls is a not for profit social enterprise. Since 2013they’ve delivered £4.2 million worth of free education to young women across the UK and Ireland. They have one purpose – to increase the number of women in tech. They do this to help address the gender imbalance in the tech industry, where women currently only represent about 17% of the workforce.
Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) is a voluntary network of leading companies in the technology sector in Ireland with a common shared goal to attract, retain and promote women in technology careers. We host and participate in a range of networking events for our member companies and collaborate with our partners to deliver impactful programmes to schools and colleges. We want to encourage more young people to study and pursue careers related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Some of our key programmes include delivering Digital Futures programme to schools, mentoring at after school programmes organised by Teen Turn and collaborating with DCU on STEM Teacher Internship programme. For further information please visit www.cwit.ie.
Through immersive teaching and learning experiences, DreamSpace at Microsoft Ireland will inspire students and teachers to see how technology can enhance education in exciting new ways, helping them to realise the full potential of what they can achieve.
STEAM Education is an award-winning provider of STEM and Arts -in-a-Box programmes for upper primary schools, supported by STEM companies. Their 10 week programmes (including Science-in-a-Box, Engineering-in-a-Box, Tech-in-a-Box) are co-taught in upper primary schools by scientists, engineers, technologists from industry and academia, with the primary school teachers. All hands-on, fun, engaging, activity based learning! Join their STEAM community!
More info here: www.steam-ed.ie
In 2017 Trend Micro’s CEO, Eva Chen, established the Trend Micro Initiative for Education to strengthen their efforts on user awareness and digital safety education. The parent initiative supports 3 digital safety outreach programs:
- Internet Safety for Kids & Families (ISKF)
- Internet Safety for Small Businesses (ISSB)
- Cybersecurity Education for Universities (CEU)
See here for more details.
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